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February 2014


the attire

Amelishan Bridal

Whether you are looking for a unique bridal gown, something for a special event or for prom, visit Amelishan Bridal. With more than 600 bridal gowns (including a large selection of plus sizes) in stock, Amelishan is among the top shops for brides. The extensive collection of little maids’ dresses (also with plus sizes in store) is hard to resist. With more than 800 dresses in the mother’s department, Amelishan is a destination spot for hundreds of miles. Amelishan also carries unique accessories and has a staff that goes overboard to please. 

1329 Highway 175, Hubertus | (262) 628-1217

www.amelishan.com

 

Betrothed Boutique

Betrothed Boutique in Oconomowoc is a unique destination for your wedding day needs. In addition to offering gorgeous gowns for the bride, Betrothed carries an assortment of attire for mothers, maids and flower girls, and offers tuxedo rentals. Betrothed can also help you select the perfect accessories for the finishing touches — jewelry, shoes and lingerie — not to mention floral and linen rental services. 

203 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc | (262) 569-1000

www.betrothedboutique.com

 

Gigi of Mequon

As a family owned and operated business for more than 50 years, Gigi of Mequon is pleased to provide its customers with an unparalleled shopping experience while also offering the best, highest quality merchandise in the city. Experience a one-on-one bridal consultation as you visit with an expert team while shopping for your gown. Gigi of Mequon also offers exclusive evening and daywear collections. Perfect for showers, bachelorette and engagement parties, mother-of-the-bride and more.

1550 W. Mequon Road, Mequon | (262) 241-1123

www.gigiofmequon.com

 

Harleys: The Store for Men

Harleys in Shorewood has been defining men’s fashion in Milwaukee for more than 65 years. Harleys offers an extraordinary selection of men’s apparel, including casual, corporate and formal, from today’s most exclusive designers. An extensive collection of elegant formal wear is available for purchase or rental. Trust Harleys for unparalleled quality, superior service, custom clothing and personal wardrobe assessments. Beautify Milwaukee®... wear something from Harleys!

3565 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood | (414) 332-3404

www.harleys4men.com

 

Stone Manor Bridal

Stone Manor Bridal offers brides a unique chance to view an eclectic array of bridal gowns. The store welcomes each bride to work with an experienced staff to help find the perfect dress. Stone Manor Bridal offers gowns with unique style and simple elegance to compliment each bride on her special day. At Stone Manor Bridal, they know you are not simply shopping for a dress, you are shopping for a memory that will last a lifetime.

1218 12th Ave., Grafton | (262) 377-5334

www.stonemanorbridal.com


 

 
the cuisine

Bartolotta Catering and Events

Bartolotta Catering and Events offers a vast array of breathtaking sites, both indoors and outdoors. They provide Bartolotta’s 4-Star, award-winning cuisine and service, in addition to the most experienced event planning team in Milwaukee. Their catering sites are unsurpassed in their beauty, and their attention to every detail ensures a memorable event.

(414) 258-7885

www.bartolottas.com

 

Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes

Serving Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes at your wedding, bridal shower or special event is a unique and thoughtful way to make the day extra special. The combination of incredible taste, elegant presentation and custom decorations by Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes will ensure that your event will be a rousing success.

308 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay | (414) 967-2222

www.graceandshellyscupcakes.com


 

Larry’s Market

Larry’s Special Occasion Dining can do as much, or as little, as you wish. Larry’s will handle the whole production: full staff, bar set-up, tents, food, beverages, tables, rentals, tableware, paper goods and even table decorations. Or they can prepare the food — you pick it up and serve it with a few simple instructions from their kitchen experts.

8737 N. Deerwood Drive, Brown Deer | (414) 355-9650

www.larrysmarket.com

 

Rochester Deli

The Rochester Deli believes cakes baked with the finest ingredients, never frozen and beautifully decorated, will never be forgotten. The specialty at Rochester Deli is a Genoise cake: a rich, light sponge cake, extremely elegant and used by all gourmet bakers. Rochester Deli’s milk chocolate mousse and rich chocolate ganache filling combined with their extremely light butter cream icing proposes to be a most memorable cake.

143 W. Broadway, Waukesha | (262) 522-9613

www.rochesterdeli.com

 

Shully’s Cuisine & Events

Your wedding day is one of life’s most treasured moments. Shully’s Cuisine can help you realize the special day you’ve always dreamed about, creating wonderful memories you’ll cherish forever.

The event coordinators can guide you through the entire process — planning engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, gift openings, and of course, the big day itself. They’ll work closely with you, sharing their knowledge and expertise to enhance the entire wedding experience.

146 Green Bay Road, Thiensville | (262) 242-6633

www.shullyscuisine.com

 


the dance

DanceSport Studios of Cedarburg

Want to go beyond the high school prom hang or just not step on each other’s feet? A few dance lessons can turn your wedding dance into something really enjoyable, not to mention impressive. DanceSport’s professional teachers can choreograph a dance to whatever music you choose or just teach you a few steps to make you both feel comfortable. What’s more, they make it fun — even for the person claiming to have two left feet. DanceSport Studios offers group classes and private lessons for beginners. You can even design your own group class for the entire wedding party. Gift certificates available.

N144 W5710 Pioneer Road, Cedarburg | (414) 828-3322

www.dancesportstudios.com

 



the
finishing touch

Neroli Salon & Spa

With five convenient locations and an award-winning team, Neroli Salon & Spa is committed to making your day special. Their complimentary Bridal Concierge will work with you to coordinate hair, makeup, nail and skin needs. On-location services, catering and car service are also available. Open seven days a week.

327 E. Saint Paul Ave., Milwaukee | 1919 E. Kenilworth Place, Milwaukee | 3885 N. Brookfield Road, Brookfield | 5714 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale | 10902 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon | (414) 227-2888

www.nerolispa.com

 

ReFresh Aesthetic Center

ReFresh Aesthetic Center is a tranquil destination in the Milwaukee metro area where the synergy of expertise, artistry and science offer you the ultimate in rejuvenation. The highly skilled Aesthetic Team Members are recognized leaders in medical aesthetics and embrace integrity, safety and customized care to provide you with beautiful and natural results. They offer an array of nonsurgical aesthetic services from clinical skin care, aesthetic injectables and lasers, to pampering treatments that will renew and refresh your body and soul.

130 W. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay | (414) 964-1111

www.refreshaestheticcenter.com

 

Rejuva Skin Care and Laser Center

Rejuva Skin Care and Laser Center is dedicated to providing all patients comprehensive skin care and a wellness program designed with only you in mind. At Rejuva Skin Care and Laser Center we take great pride in combining our education and experience to bring you the highest level of excellence and helping you to look best for your special day. Our skin health experts are here to make a different. Please come in for a complimentary consultation today.

22370 Bluemound Road, Waukesha | (262) 970-5610

www.rejuvalasercenter.com
 

 


the
flowers

Dahlia Blooms

Dale Servais at Dahlia Blooms knows the importance of every detail. He, along with his design team, will create an inspiring vision to fulfill your wedding dreams. Using only fabulous botanical blooms from around the world, Dale’s artists develop a personal, elegant, flawless vision fitting for your momentous occasion.

4012 N. Wilson Drive, Milwaukee | (414) 943-3356

dservais2@wi.rr.com
 

Sendik’s Home

A Sendik’s Wedding will long be remembered by you and your family. Grand or intimate, they will create a wedding that is designed to reflect your personal style and taste. Whatever your dream, you’ll enjoy the experience, special care and personal touch of their creative team.  Please contact Sendik’s Home to set up a personal consultation.

www.sendikshome.com

 


the gift registry

Boston Store

Create your dream registry full of items to make your house a home with Boston Store’s gift registry. Choose from an assortment of dinnerware, flatware and crystal, plus items for your kitchen, bedroom and bath. Earn 5 percent cash back on qualifying registry purchases through the Registry Rewards program.

www.bostonstore.com

 

the lemon tree

Located in southeast Mequon, the lemon tree specializes in fine home furnishings, decorating accessories and gifts including lamps, accent furniture pieces, decorative pillows and rugs, beautiful picture frames and tabletop accessories. The experienced and knowledgeable staff at the lemon tree are experts at helping bridal couples create a perfect registry of unique and beautiful items to fit their lifestyle.

1515 W. Mequon Road, Mequon | (262) 241-8787
 

Xenia

Xenia specializes in elegantly casual, carefree items and carries top designers for the home. Many items are crafted by hand, making Xenia the perfect place to shop for a memorable gift. Xenia provides one-of-a-kind, personalized bridal registry services to people from all over the country. From private consultations to last-minute changes, the knowledgeable sales associates always provide expert guidance and advice. They offer complimentary gift wrap and represent Made in the USA.

11031 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon | (262) 240-1480

www.xeniagallery.com

 

 
the honeymoon

Lisa Hoppe Travel Consulting

Whether thinking about a destination wedding, or just a fabulous honeymoon, Lisa Hoppe Travel Agency is your only destination. Lisa Hoppe Travel Consulting has been providing travel services since 1991. As members of Vacation.com, the largest consortium in the travel industry, the agency is often allowed preferred pricing and extra amenities for value added vacations. From luxury to value vacations, the personal service and attention to detail will ensure a memorable trip. With 21 years of service and 75 countries traveled — you can be assured you’ll have one amazing vacation. By appointment.

6005 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa | (414) 258-8715

www.hoppetravel.com

 



the invitations

The Blooming Quill

From beautiful hand calligraphy and custom invitations to envelope addressing, monogram design, place cards and menus, The Blooming Quill can help make your special day uniquely yours. Whether you’d like a fully hand-lettered invitation or the bride and groom names by themselves, your invitation will be the first impression your guests will have. Why not make it as special as the rest of your wedding?

(262) 268-0525

www.bloomingquill.com

 

Three Wishes Fine Gifts & Stationery

Your invitation will be the first impression, so let Three Wishes be your first stop for a full array of bridal stationery needs. A knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you in finding the perfect wedding invitation, save the date, bridal shower and rehearsal dinner invitations, place cards and thank you notes. From contemporary to classic, the selection includes Crane, William Arthur, Karen Adams, Carlson Craft, Embossed Graphics and more.

304 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay | (414) 837-5062

 

Paperwhites

Paperwhites offers a selection of timeless classics and unique, fresh designs — all as beautiful as the day you are celebrating. Invitations from the exquisite wedding collections can be personalized or serve as inspiration for your own signature creation. From save-the-dates to complete wedding day stationery, experience the Paperwhites difference.

5307 S. 92nd St., Suite 100, Hales Corners | (262) 224-1134

www.paperwhites-invitations.com

 


the jewelry

A TRIO

Specializing in one of a kind jewelry pieces, A Trio offers a unique concept by providing artistry and technical ingenuity, while also placing creative control in the hands of the client. Clients are limited only by their imagination. At the heart of A Trio is fifth generation jeweler Amy Shallow. Amy personally designs each piece in harmony with her client’s specifications. By her side is husband, Noah Bern and father, Michael Shallow. A Trio is a true family business; they invite you to join their family by stopping in or contacting them today.

215 1/2 N. Water St. | (414) 431-7112

www.atriojewelry.com

 

David Liska Custom Jeweler

Bringing international award-winning expertise, David Liska Custom Jeweler’s specialty is creating jewelry uniquely suited to you at an affordable price. Whether you’re searching for a men’s tungsten band, a woman’s matching and conforming ring or a redesign, David Liska is there every step of the way to share his passion and knowledge with you. By appointment only.

740 N. Plankinton Ave., Suite 308, Milwaukee | (414) 278-6000

www.davidliskacustomjeweler.com

 

East Towne Jewelers

East Towne Jewelers emphasizes the individuality of each couple, offering contemporary, hand-forged Todd Reed bridal jewelry to custom heirloom-quality settings in sterling silver to platinum. The small, accomplished staff works in a big way to make your shopping experience enjoyable, sharing their expertise, making you feel confident that your purchase will be a timeless symbol of love that joins individuals and generations.

1515 W. Mequon Road, Mequon | (262) 241-8007

www.easttownejewelers.com

 

STEVEN PAUL DESIGNS

Steven Paul Designs creates custom jewelry in its nationally award winning studio in Delafield. Their one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces are a work of art built in the vision of both the artisans and their discerning clients. Steven Paul Designs creates jewelry heirlooms to share for generations. As two brides are never alike, you will never see two pieces alike at Steven Paul Designs.

700 Genesee St., Delafield | (262) 646-3310

www.stevenpauldesigns.com
 

 


the music

ACA Entertainment

ACA Entertainment represents the finest bands — including Platinum and Velocity — in the Midwest for wedding ceremonies, cocktail and dinner hour and of course your reception. Options of three, four, five or more live musicians produce the “wow” factor that is instrumental in making your wedding a truly remarkable event. Prefer a disc jockey for your wedding? ACA also represents Milwaukee’s hottest DJs responsible for making your wedding a memorable, entertaining, once in a lifetime event.  

1025 S. Moorland Road, Suite 505, Brookfield

www.acaentertainment.com
 

 


the photography

Artist Group Photo & Video

Artist Group Photo & Video has been creating beautiful, modern, relaxed event photography and video for more than 18 years. They service the greater Wisconsin and Illinois areas, and travel to destination events all over the world. Artist Group’s photography has appeared in many publications such as Oprah, Vanity Fair, Details, GQ, French Photo, Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style, Interview, Good Housekeeping, Chicago Style Weddings, The Knot, Wisconsin Bride, Premier Bride, Milwaukee Magazine and Art of Weddings. They have also photographed many celebrities including Robert De Niro, U2, Prince Charles, Peter Fonda, Christina Aguilera, Jay Leno and more.

(262) 387-1001 |

www.Artistgroup.net

 

 


the planning

Dynamic Events by David Caruso

Creativity, elegance and attention to detail are evident in every wedding David Caruso designs. He is regarded as Wisconsin’s premier wedding planner and designer and is celebrating 10 Years of Signature Style. In 2009 and 2012, he was awarded the “Best Catered Wedding Event of the Year” by the National Association for Catering & Events. His work has been featured in publications including the nation’s leading bridal magazine, BRIDES Magazine, and appears on TV as a wedding expert.

(414) 283-0050

www.dynamiceventsinc.com


 


the reception

Davians Banquet & Conference Center

Davians catering and event services can help you create some of the most special moments at your wedding reception. Experienced event coordinators and capable team members work together to handle the smallest details for your special day. Davians offers a variety of on-site event packages that allow couples to customize any part so that your event is completely personalized and unique.

N56 W16300 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls

(262) 781-3333

www.davians.com

 

The Delafield Hotel

The Delafield Hotel offers a unique venue for weddings, receptions, engagement parties, showers, bridal teas and rehearsal dinners. Even the smallest gathering takes on new charm with the casual elegance and meticulous attention to detail at The Delafield Hotel. Every detail is handled by a dedicated wedding professional who cares as much about your day as you do.

415 Genesee St., Delafield | (262) 646-1600

www.thedelafieldhotel.com

 

Milwaukee Art Museum

From breathtaking lake views to grand, light-filled halls, the Milwaukee Art Museum is the perfect place for the perfect wedding. With extraordinary settings, meticulous service, personalized support and fabulous food offerings, an unforgettable event experience awaits you and your guests. Beneath its soaring wings, the ultimate stunning venue will inspire you. The museum defines elegance, culture and beauty for your ceremony, reception and celebration. Indulge your guests in a once-in-a-lifetime experience that reflects the wedding of your dreams.

700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee | (414) 224-3287

www.mam.org

 

Potawatomi Casino Hotel

Potawatomi Casino Hotel has more than 55,000 square feet of unique banquet space that will paint an unparalleled backdrop for your special day — whether it’s your rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception. When you book your event, their professional catering managers will help you bring your vision to life with customizable menus, centerpiece options, an on-site dance floor and staging. Plus, its new 18-story, 381-room hotel, set to open in late summer of 2014, will add to the convenience for you and your guests.

1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee | (414) 847-8101

www.paysbig.com

 

1451 Renaissance Place

A jewel among Milwaukee’s historic structures, 1451 Renaissance Place offers unparalleled elegance and distinctiveness for any bride. From the glint of the gilded columns to the richness of the mahogany, 1451 Renaissance Place provides a stunning setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions and showers. Most importantly, the staff of 1451 Renaissance Place stands ready to help you plan your day. From choosing decorations to coordinating vendors, they provide personal service and heed every detail, making it easier for you to enjoy the process and look forward to your wedding day.

1451 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee | (414) 272-1451

www.renaissanceplace.com

 

War Memorial Center

Located on Milwaukee’s lakefront, this stunning architectural achievement of renowned Finnish architect Eero Saarinen stands as a memorial to those who have served in the United States Armed Services. The site is a premier location for weddings, social and corporate events. The beautiful Memorial Hall features sweeping views of downtown Milwaukee through floor-to-ceiling windows, while the outdoor plaza offers spectacular panoramic views of Lake Michigan. With an extensive catering list and state-of-the-art amenities, the War Memorial is certainly a place to have an exquisite and memorable event.

750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee | (414) 273-5533

www.warmemorialcenter.org

 


the rentals

Canopies

Canopies is Milwaukee’s premier event rental company. It’s expertise and dedication to service excellence will make your wedding a beautiful, one-of-a-kind occasion. From state-of-the-art tenting and flooring to table linens, chair covers, china, flatware and stemware, Canopies offers a wide array of the most current products available and is full of inspiring ideas for every season and occasion.

7234 N. 60th St., Milwaukee | (414) 760-0770

www.canopoiesevents.com

 
 


the special touches

WINKIE’S

Winkie’s offers a fabulous selection of party favors for any occasion, including bridal shower favors and wedding favors. Whether your event is casual or elegant, Winkie’s is your source for festive disposable plates, napkins and cups, unique shower invitations and thank you cards, gift wrap, fine chocolates and candy and designer candles to fit your personal style.

629 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay | (414) 964-2130


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